The Effect on the 8th Grade Students’ Attitude towards Statistics of Project Based Learning

Timur Koparan, Bulent Guven


APA 6th edition
Koparan, T., & Guven, B. (2014). The Effect on the 8th Grade Students’ Attitude towards Statistics of Project Based Learning. European Journal of Educational Research, 3(2), 73-85. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.3.2.73

Harvard
Koparan T., and Guven B. 2014 'The Effect on the 8th Grade Students’ Attitude towards Statistics of Project Based Learning', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 73-85. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.3.2.73

Chicago 16th edition
Koparan, Timur and Guven, Bulent . "The Effect on the 8th Grade Students’ Attitude towards Statistics of Project Based Learning". (2014)European Journal of Educational Research 3, no. 2(2014): 73-85. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.3.2.73

Abstract

This study investigates the effect of the project based learning approach on 8th students’ attitude towards statistics. With this aim, an attitude scale towards statistics was developed. Quasi experimental research model was used in this study. Following this model in the control group the traditional method was applied to teach statistics wheras in the intervention group project based learning approach was followed. The attitude scale towards statistics was applied as pre-test and post-tests to 70 students studying at two different 8th grade classes of a middle school in Trabzon during the 2011–2012 Academic Year. The results of the study revealed that the project based learning increased students’ attitude towards statistics in the intervention group. Therefore, the use of project based learning approach during statistics course in mathematics classes is recommended.

Keywords: Statistical literacy, attitude, project based learning, statistics education